FLEX Funding & Supervision

At the RHSRNbc, medical students have the opportunity to join ongoing projects with the network as their year 1, 2 or 4 FLEX project. Funds are also available to support students working on other projects that involve rural and remote health activities and require travel to these communities.

Year 1, 2, and 4 bursaries are funded up to a maximum of $500 each. These bursaries are intended to subsidize the costs of travel and accommodation related to your FLEX Project. Allowable expenses include transportation to rural communities and accommodation. Funds will be reimbursed after submission of original receipts and final report for RHSRNbc.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the network coordinator or email rhsrn.bc@ubc.ca.

Application deadline for 2023/24: May 12, 2023. The application package can be downloaded here.

What is FLEX?

FLEX (Flexible Enhanced Learning) is a series of courses that offer medical undergraduate students unique opportunities to pursue a variety of scholarly activities in Year 1, 2, and 4 of the renewed curriculum. In FLEX, students develop and pursue activities that allow them to explore individual learning interests in greater depth.

FLEX activities can take place in academic settings or communities anywhere in British Columbia, Canada or the world.